Spring Semester

What a semester! Whew. I was pretty busy with classes at Penn State, house hunting, and wedding planning, but all of the hard work payed off.

I ended up earning a 4.0 GPA, won the senior communications award, and was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. I couldn’t have achieved any of those accomplishments without God. Period. I’m pretty sure my favorite scripture to repeat every day was “I can do everything through him who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13.


I was pretty nervous about continuing my position on the newspaper staff at the beginning of the semester. I prayed about it, and decided to stick with it for my last semester on campus. It wasn’t easy, but I’m so glad I did it. I became close with everyone on the staff and learned more about editing and writing!

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Nittany Pride

I honestly didn’t think I would earn a 4.0 GPA and make the Dean’s List all because of one class: statistics. I can’t even describe how nervous I was about taking stats. I had to take a math class, and I had to earn a C or higher for it to be applied towards my degree. The pressure was on, and I am not a math person.

I definitely cried a good bit, but I studied to hard, met with my professor for help constantly, and ended up earning an A.

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 


Earning the communications award was awesome. I began my college career as a nutrition major, but realized that writing is amazing and something I hope to do for the rest of my life. My communications professors at Penn State have really supported me and helped me learn a lot about the field of journalism.

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.


Leaning on God and trusting Him to help me through this busy season is the only way I was able to do anything. I also owe a ton of thanks to my professors, family, friends, and Jimmy. They’ve seen me cry over frustrating problems, listened to me complain and worry, and encouraged me every single day. I am so blessed.

I guess what I’m trying to get at in this post is that Philippians 4:13 is true. You can do all things through him who gives you strength!



  1. You are really incredible! Congratulations on being done and earning a 4.0! That is seriously a huge accomplishment 🙂

  2. I’m really proud of you Allie :). You had a great semester and accomplished a lot- both academically and by growing a lot as a person and a writer. However, I know you’re really glad for the summer and a break from the rigors of school, so I hope you enjoy it. Can’t wait to read more about wedding planning and how your summer goes!

  3. This is so awesome! What an ambassador for God you are. Anything is possible through Him. I’ve also learned that a lot this year. He will open doors (and close them) to show you where He wants you to go.

  4. Wow, go you! Well done on all your achievements 🙂 You are an inspiring and Godly young lady.

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